Why California gun owners may be breaking the law on July 1

As reported by the Sacramento Bee:

Sweeping new gun laws passed last year by California voters and legislators require those with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to get rid of them by July 1.

The question is: How many of California’s 6 million-plus gun owners are actually going to comply, even though violators face potential jail time if they’re caught?

Talk to gun owners, retailers and pro-gun sheriffs across California and you’ll get something akin to an eye roll when they’re asked if gun owners are going to voluntarily part with their property because Democratic politicians and voters who favor gun control outnumber them and changed the law.

In conservative, pro-gun Redding this week, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko joked that gun owners were lining the block to hand their magazines in to the sheriff’s office (In reality, no one has turned one in). He said his deputies won’t be aggressively hunting for large-capacity magazines starting next month. …

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  1. Really??? says


    Strong self regulating citizens look at Sac. as stupid?

    Perhaps the item should be these are how stupid Democrats and Socialists are …. a free society is not what they want.

  2. dntgiveup says

    California politicians especially the liberal nuts are a disgrace and never seize to amaze me with their stupidity. If it weren’t for their socialist programs they wouldn’t have a job. It amazes me that they think limiting a magazine’s capacity is better than enforcing illegal immigration, but then again in CA that’s how they get the votes. I don’t have any of these stupid banned items but I’m certain people that do won’t be going to the state capital to hand them in. This state is a political disgrace!!!

  3. True Teacher says

    Is this another law that has brought the NRA has file a lawsuit? Was the suit defeated in court? Where is it in the appeals process?

    All I know is that the NRA has sued the state but most of these suits are in a long queue waiting for SCOTUS hearings. The process needs to be expedited.

  4. TheRandyGuy says

    Laughable, and gun owners will simply put away the stuff that makes the left shiver. Interesting article from 27 years ago regarding the Roberti-Roos AWB and what CA gun owners did (and didn’t do) as a result. I suspect the esponse will be similar today (http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/24/us/california-gun-control-law-runs-into-rebellion.html?pagewanted=all)

    • askeptic says

      The gun-owners of NYS looked at the response to Roberti-Roos by CA’s gun-owners and did likewise when Little Andy shoved the SAFE Act down their throats: Compliance was less that 25% IIRC.
      Compliance to this latest injustice will probably be less than that by CA’s fed-up gun-owners.
      Molon Labe!

  5. HAHAHA. Come and get them. I dare you.

  6. Shane Conway says

    Next time you’re in Nevada, stop by Cabela’s. I paid $9 for my 30 round magazine.

    • Which of course, you left in a locker in NV, because knowingly bringing them in to CA would be a crime under the stupid laws in this state. Sadly if I had any, the were lost in the flooding of the last winter. I don’t keep an inventory so I’ll never know, and I’m getting old so my memory is a bit off.

  7. TK Anderson says

    Everyone talk away! Not one of you will defend s fellow American as he’s lead away in hand cuffs for exercising his constitutional rights! We are the disgrace allowing our rights to be taken by domestic enemies and worse, just sit her and complain about it! 9 million gun owners in California? I’m pretty confident that only a tiny fraction of that could make things happen!

  8. This is a perfect example the California legislature has of the disdain for the Constitution, The Bill of Rights and our other founding documents. Do the Democrats know that the California Constitution declares that the U.S. Constitution is THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND?

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